Fire Burns Restoration Sites

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The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) released a memo to the Environmental Oversight Committee regarding wildfire impacts to its preserves and restoration sites. The Irvine Ranch Conservancy sponsored several restoration projects on the Irvine Ranch lands owned by Orange County Parks. Bee Flat Canyon, which had just received sign off from the wildlife agencies, appears to have been burned in the Silverado Fire. Other projects sites: West Loma and Agua Chinon, which have not received sign off, may also have been burned. OCTA is coordinating with many agencies to determine next steps, but is touring the site this afternoon. It was initially thought the Coal Canyon restoration site within Chino Hills State Park burned in the Blue Ridge Fire, but that is not the case based on visual inspection.